Richards-Mason Conversion

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by swoter, Nov 19, 2021.

  1. swoter
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    Just a pic of the revolver I picked up yesterday. I didn’t realize Uberti made such nice guns. This one’s a 38 special. I may have to look around for one based on the 1860 army.
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  2. 45 Dragoon

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    Yep, nice revolvers! I just finished a pair for cowboy competition. They had some hard miles on them before they got here ! They both had loose conversion rings which means loose arbors. Now they'll run like fools!!! Lol
    I'd fix the short arbor before you put a ton of rounds through it (and maybe avoid what I had to fix).

    Congratulations!

    Mike
     
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    Very sweet!

    The perfect size for an Open Top in .38 Special!
     
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    I had an open top "Navy" in .38 Special. Beautiful gun, well fitted and felt real good in the and pointed well for quick, close-up shots. But those impossible sights prevented anything like accuracy!


    And, as a side note, your hands stay cleaner shooting these guns. Why? That rounded barrel stub directs the flash and blast (and ash and bullet lube) forward away from the cylinder and frame.

    Bob Wright
     
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    You’ll have to explain fixing the short arbor, I don’t know what that means.
    Never mind, I’ve been reading about it. Thanks for mentioning that, something I didn’t know.
     
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    Well, it's not a major endeavor and you end up with a much more accurate example of what the original was like. The other big benefit is you'll have the same revolver every time you reassemble it!!!

    Mike
     
  7. StrawHat

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    Not an Uberti but definitely based on the Colt 1860..

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    These are the Richards conversion of the Colt 1860 to 44 Colt. Made by ASM, they are about 90% accurate copy lacking a few minor details. They were built for the “modern” 44 Colt so have a 43 caliber barrel.

    Good shooting pieces of iron.

    Kevin
     
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    Nice!
     
  9. Jim Watson

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    The Richards conversion with sight on the ring is sure better to aim than the Richards Mason which went back to the notch in the hammer nose.
     
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  10. halfmoonclip

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    Okay, I think we may have discussed this before, but the short arbor is what you cure with a shim in the barrel socket? Remind me of the fix.
    For the OP, that is the twin of my revo, and the darn thing is fun to shoot. I use 'full charge wadcutters' , loaded to about the same level as the old RNL load.
    BTW, mine had a crunchy feel when thumbing the hammer. I took down the grip frame, and discovered the mainspring wasn't centered, and was rubbing. Feels great when it's thumbed.
    Moon
     
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